Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman accuse fellow GOP White House contender Mitt Romney of offering weak support in the repeal battle over Ohio's new law to limit collective-bargaining powers for teachers and other public employees.
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October 27, 2011
October 25, 2011
A new report attempts to offer models for states and charter schools to lower the costs of their teacher pension programs, despite the restrictions many charters face in that area.
October 18, 2011
Alabama is looking to join the list of states that have moved to reduce pension costs for teachers and other employees, the Republican speaker of the House says.
October 10, 2011
GOP lawmakers introduce a measure that would forbid school contracts that require teachers to pay union fees, which appears to target the Michigan Education Association.
October 07, 2011
A school advocacy group, 50CAN, wants to expand nationally; the organization is one of several education interest groups that are playing an aggressive role in shaping state policy.
October 03, 2011
The chief of staff for Oklahoma's department of education calls school administrators suing to block a voucher program "dirtbags" in a tweet sent out last month.
September 22, 2011
At least 27 states made changes to state pension systems this year, and about 15 of them are asking public employees to pay more, measures that will affect teachers.
September 22, 2011
Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna and Gov. C.L. Otter oppose having the state apply for Race to the Top early learning funds, citing concerns that it will force the state to swallow long-term costs.
September 21, 2011
Michigan is considering a major "open enrollment" effort, which would seek to expand public school choice in a state where private school choice has failed to take hold.
September 20, 2011
Pennsylvania school districts are cutting thousands of jobs, a survey finds, with state officials saying districts have been hurt by the loss of federal stimulus funds.